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Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)
This comprehensive, 5-day program is designed to prepare health sciences researchers, clinicians, librarians, graduate students and other individuals involved in quality and practice portfolios, to develop, conduct and report systematic review of evidence. The theme illustrating the methodology is patient safety. Cost: $1500/person, includes workshop materials, breaks, lunches and refreshments Successful participants will be certified to author JBI systematic reviews. Attendance of the entire workshop is required.
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Canadian Patient Safety Week
October 29 – November 2, 2012
Ask. Listen. Talk
Room of Horrors
In celebration of Canadian Patient Safety Week we will run our 3rd annual interprofessional "Room of Horrors" event, sponsored by QJBC. The event, which will take place November 1, 2012 will be open to Nursing, Rehabilitation Therapy, Medicine students (all years), and Pharmacy residents and staff. Interprofessional teams will be challenged to identify potential safety issues in the Faculty of Health Sciences Patient Simulation Labs and participated in other patient safety focused activities. The purpose is to increase participants' awareness of patient and provider safety.
Below are last year's winners!
About Canadian Patient Safety Week
Room of Horrors Nov 1, 2012 List of Errors/Safety Issues
Patient Safety Crossword Answers (Answer BOLDED)
1. One of the six domains of the Patient Safety Competencies. TEAMWORK
2. Has a part to play in patient safety. EVERYONE
3. Use this with water to wash your hands. SOAP
4. A patient on a ventilator is at risk for ventilator-associated PNEUMONIA
5. Patients should have a complete and accurate __________ list. MEDICATION
6. Good healthcare starts with good ____________. COMMUNICATION
7. Do these three things to improve communication. (Hint: Canadian
8. The slogan of Patients for Patient Safety Canada is "Every
Preventing falls and injuries from falls and preventing Venous Thromboembolism are part of this Canadian initiative: Safer Healthcare Now!
An outcome that negatively affects a patient's health and/or quality of life: Harm
Rate of preventable adverse events each year: 9,000-24,000
Healthcare associated infections kill this many people each year: 8,000-12,000
The process by which an adverse event is communicated to the patient by healthcare providers: Disclosure
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is…: Building a safer health system
Use this with water to clean your hands: Soap
Often using the latest and most sophisticated technologies, this brings together educators and innovators to create an environment where healthcare professionals can learn and practice their skills: Healthcare Simulation
Recognize, respond to and disclose adverse events and Contribute
This very simple action remains the primary measure to reduce
Name of CPSI's e-newsletter: Patient Safety Matters
Canadian Patient Safety Week tagline: Ask. Listen. Talk.
This initiatives' tool is in the form of a Checklist: Safe Surgery Saves Lives
One of six core domains of the Safety Competencies: Manage Safety Risks
Patients undergoing major surgical procedures have a substantially
Studies report that prompt aspirin administration results in a 15
Up to 50 % of patients residing in long-term care facilities _____
A complete and accurate list of a patient's current medications:
CPSI's main office: Edmonton
Prize presentation: Left to right: Janice McVeety, QJBC Patient Safety Officer, James Simpson, Medicine, Linda Guo, Pharmacy KGH, Sarah Creaser, Pharmacy KGH, Laura Narducci, Medicine, Kim Chung, Occupational Therapy, Kristina Sheridan, Occupational Therapy, Kim Sears, QJBC Deputy Director/Patient Safety.
Janice McVeety, QJBC Patient Safety Officer
Tina Leung, QJBC Research Assistant & Victoria Donaldson, QJBC Project Officer
Students identify errors in the Faculty of Health Sciences Patient Simulation Lab
Students work on patient safety word match game